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Oct 29, 2012 1:00pm EDT
, our concern is always before the storm trying to educate people as to what the risks are. short of moving their homes, really all people can do is make sure, if you're in a surge evacuation area you get out with your family, pets and valuables but there is very little a homeowner can do to mitigate against storm surge damage. a cubic meter of water weighs about 1800 pounds. if you think about all the water that is being pushed onshore over the course of many hours it is going to do tremendous damage to homes all along the, particularly the long island sound area where you have nowhere for the storm surge t go. it gets pushed into the area, can't go to the down, or to side so it goes up on land. evacuation, getting free of the area is only thing homeowners can do now to really mitigate the risk. ashley: i have about 30 seconds. other than homeowners what about commercial businesses? it is almost a double-whammy, isn't it? not only may they suffer structural damage business may be down for a while, well, a, you may not be able to open your business and b, people can't get to you a
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